Catching History on the Wing

A new film of A. Sivanandan, in conversation with Colin Prescod, entitled Catching History on the Wing

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A. Sivanandan is best known as a key thinker, writer and activist on racism and imperialism, the founder editor of Race & Class and the author of the award-winning novel on Sri Lanka, When Memory Dies. In this short film, made by Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Ratnayake, he talks about his most recent preoccupations: the impact of the technological revolution on class struggle, globalisation and the development of the market state, the stirrings of popular movements worldwide in 2011 and the possibility of reformulating struggle so as to ‘catch history on the wing’.

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Book a place for the premiere of the film, plus an afternoon of discussion about the work of A. Sivanandan and the IRR, here

Buy a copy of When Memory Dies here